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MR Cache: Looking Better While Losing Weight

Weekly Thoughts:

On the frugal weight loss diet that I’ve started, I’m down 18 pounds in a bit over 3 weeks.  Now, you’d think I’d be happy with my weight loss, but surprisingly I’m not.

Why? Because while even weight loss in itself is a great and beneficial thing, my body and shape still just looks like a slightly smaller version of what it was previously.  I’m still out of shape, but a lighter version of being out of shape.

The next phase of my frugal weight loss plan is the introduction of exercise.  Almost any type of exercise will make a difference.

You might be wondering why I didn’t start out with exercise at the beginning…  Well, I wanted to shave off a few pounds with the diet first before leaping into an exercise problem.  Now with those pounds off (and the fact that it’s summer), it’s time to get more active!

When I say more active, I mean even more than just exercise!  Use a push mower to mow the lawn, take the dog for a walk, clean the house, paint the house, do landscaping, go for a walk in the park, go swimming and of course go for a bike ride with the kids.

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Weekly Conclusion

This was a great week for me (on Wednesday, I got a new high visitor count at 1,705 this is now my new record high), ideas came easily and it was a lot of fun writing them.  I wonder if it’s because I”m losing weight and feeling healthier?  Hmmm…

Folks in the United States, have a great 4th of July!

MR

15 Responses to MR Cache: Looking Better While Losing Weight

  1. Crystal says:

    I know what you mean about losing weight but still being about the same shape. I felt that way as I lost the first 20 pounds…now though, I am down 31 pounds and my body has been forced to start getting a little leaner overall. :-) Good luck MR!!!

    • Sweet! Congratulations on such great progress! Hopefully once I crack the 30 pound barrier, the same will happen to me! :)

      Thanks, and keep up the great progress!

  2. Wow, 18 lbs in 3 weeks is GREAT Don! Keep up. It just takes time. Stay the course! If the direction is correct, sooner or later you will get there!

    Sam

    • Thanks Sam,

      I’m hoping on losing 40 pounds in all, so I’m almost half way there.

      I don’t think my body is designed to carry a lot of weight, so it comes off fairly quickly (at least at first).

      Once I start cardio and lifting, the change in my shape and health hopefully will increase dramatically.

  3. Wow. Six pounds per week average is smoking! You will feel better with exercise but remember that muscle is more dense than fat. I lost 2 inches from my waist and stayed the same weight with exercise.

    • I’m starting out with a low carb diet. It really does melt the fat of quickly. I don’t know how much longer I’m going to stay on it though. I actually thought I’d be off by now…

  4. Congrats on the weight loss!! That’s awesome you’re ready to start getting in some exercise now too. Your energy should also continue to go up the more active you are. Happy 4th! -Sydney

    • Thanks Sydney!

      I feel lighter and quicker already with the 18 pounds that I’ve shed off, with exercise I should be bouncing around with the kids more easily. :)

  5. You’re doing great! Keep working on the weight loss, you’ll look better and better!

  6. Evan says:

    That is some crazy weight loss! Congrats and thanks for the mention.

    The health aspect is one of my yearly goals that I completely failed on.

  7. I have never been able to lose significant weight without exercise. I’m so impressed that you could make such progress with calorie reduction alone. I can’t wait to hear what you can do when you add exercise to the mix.

    Thanks for including me.

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